Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Golden Eagle.

It emerges that the bird we observed being mobbed by a quintet of Buzzards was indeed a Golden Eagle.
No record has been recorded since the early 1800's (I believe) in the County of Cornwall.
The only two people who it appears to have seen this bird is Angie and myself...so a mega rarity for the county and a mega patch and life tick for us both.

8 comments:

  1. WOW!!
    I can't believe that the counties first golden eagle was a stithians, and on the day I wasn't there. I think I speak for everyone in saying well done and what a find!!!

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  2. Thank you Ashley for your comment. It is a shame you were not there along with the other Stithians regs. One never can be sure where or when the next mega will turn up.

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  3. Point 1 = The first and last Golden Eagle in the county was 1810 not 183o.

    Point 2 = Ashley, as Trevor has already stated it's not the counties first.

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  4. Thanks for pointing that out....I have edited the blog post.

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  5. Oh yes I Miss read that.
    Well still the first in just under 200 years and the first to be photographed!!

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  6. Well done to you both two very keen eyed bird watchers and Angie to get a picture Excellent

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  7. Thanks Ashley and Keith ...one keen eyed and one whose eyes are no longer as keen as they use to be. Yes it was an amazing capture.

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  8. You did not have to be keen eyed to see it... It could not be missed.

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